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A fabricated narration on the virtue of giving ghusl to the deceased

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I have read that a person who bathes the deceased, seventy (70) of his sins will be forgiven, if one forgiveness is distributed among the whole creation it will be enough for their forgiveness.

Is this an authentic Hadith and is it suitable to quote?

 

Answer

‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have declared this Hadith a fabrication. The Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Talkhisu Kitabil Mawdu’at, Hadith: 384, Al La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 312 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 68)

 

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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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